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I am looking for a diffusion filter to use with my Canon HF200. The Tiffen Soft F/X 3 is suggested on some websites. Is this is a good one to use? I want something that takes away the over-sharp video look, but is not too over-the-top.
Well, I tried the Soft F/X 3. DON’T BUY THIS FOR HD CAMERAS!!!
The filter pattern is almost always visible, and the effect is a little over-the-top. Try one of the HD diffusion filters, maybe. I am using the following custom image settings with no diffusion filter:
with xv colour off and PF30 mode (since I am using FCE 4 which does not support 24p). The image looks amazing after these adjustments: less blown highlights, better colour and not too much sharpening.
I also try to keep WB, focus, exposure and audio gain in manual mode while shooting. Hope this is useful to someone!
Any suggestions for a diffusion filter for this camera? Anyone?
Well, I am replying to my own thread, but I just wanted to report some corrections and add a bit to the last post.
After further experiments, I withdraw my suggestion about not getting the Soft F/X 3. It seems to work fine on the HF200. It seems the visible pattern I was referring to was an iMovie issue; the footage looked beautiful and smooth after I restarted iMovie. Here are a few observations:
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